How to Set up Atom 1.0 with your Preferences

How to Set up Atom 1.0 with your Preferences


♪ (whimsical music throughout) ♪ (narrator) Atom is a text editor
for the 21st century. It’s engineered for approachability and fully-featured right out of the box, which helps ignite your productivity from the first time you launch it. But it’s also hackable to the core, offering the same extreme flexibility you’d find in classical editors without requiring you
to twist all the wires yourself. In this video we’ll look at how
to tune Atom using Settings, Custom Keybindings, Themes, and Packages. The easiest way to start configuring Atom is to open up your Editor Settings. Your Core Settings contain fields
for common preferences, like your File Encoding type or defining globally ignored
files and paths. You can also specify a default directory
for Atom projects here. Your Editor Settings
allow you to customize the way text is displayed
in your Editor window. These properties let you
set your font and tab size, or toggle visual helpers,
such as line numbers, indent guides, and even invisibles. They have predefined
defaults for you to use, but they’re easy to customize if you want to make adjustments
here or there. The Keybindings tab
in your Atom settings shows you all
of the handy keyboard shortcuts that are available to you. Atom comes preloaded
with a core set of keybindings, but this list grows as you extend Atom with third-party tools and packages. If you need to find
a particular shortcut quickly, you can use the Search box
to filter this list. If you need to override
a particular keybinding or want to create one from scratch you can directly edit your Keymap file. Atom uses CoffeeScript Object Notation to manage keybindings in this file, so shortcuts are easy to read
and simple to create. There’s even a predefined snippet
for creating a new keybinding. Just type key and press Tab. Atom expands the snippet
into a convenient template for you. Speaking of snippets, the Snippets file
in your Atom configuration lets you define text-expansion shortcuts for bits of code or text
that you use frequently. Like keybindings,
snippets are also written in CoffeeScript Object Notation, and Atom even has a snippet
for creating snippets. Just type snip, and press Tab. You’ll have a sample snippet
which you can modify to define its scope and behavior. The Themes tab in your Settings lets you customize the visual styling
of your editor’s UI elements, as well as the syntax highlighting
within the editor itself. Themes are collections
of style rules, written in LESS, which is just a superset of CSS. Atom comes prepackaged
with a handful of themes to give you plenty of options
to start with, but there are hundreds of themes
available for you to try out, all of which were created
by your fellow Atom users. To install a theme, just click on
the Install tab in your Settings and choose one of the Featured Themes, or search for something
you like even better. If nothing catches your eye,
or maybe you installed a theme but want to make a few adjustments, you can override any styling
by creating custom rules in the styles.less file
of your Atom configuration. Atom comes brimming with functionality from the first time you launch, but like any modern text editor
worth its weight in ASCII, it’s extensible on all fronts. You can install packages that enhance Atom with everything from
syntax-specific snippet libraries to entirely new UI elements. Like themes, Atom comes
with a handful of core packages, and you can manage
all of your installed packages in the Packages tab. Notice that you can even disable or completely uninstall the core packages to help jettison any unnecessary weight
that might slow you down. In addition to the core packages, there are over 2,000
user-contributed packages available from the Atom community. Just use the Install tab
to find a package that gives you that extra functionality
you’re looking for. Whether you want
a user-friendly text editor that simply works out of the box, of you prefer an environment
that lets you roll your own experience, Atom has everything you need. After all, Atom isn’t just a text editor, it’s your text editor.

97 thoughts on “How to Set up Atom 1.0 with your Preferences”

  1. What's with all this 'ukulele accompanied by whistling to relax the potential customer, making him feel right at home, and making sure that he makes the right decision, which he/she will because our product is so simple and easy to use' type of music? Get off that white/corporate/yuppie horse.

  2. Esto es impresionante, me encanta la forma en que recolectan grandes características de múltiples editores de texto, saludos desde Venezuela.!

  3. That music makes it almost unwatchable. It makes the whole thing sound like an advert for a new range of doggie treats.

  4. When using Atom. I've seen people download packages using some sort of console/terminal and as a Windows user. I have no idea how to open that up and use it, any help?

  5. When the zombie apocalypse begins, I will seek out the whistling ukulele player in this music track, and I will pour 20 years of middle-aged quiet desperation unto his hipster ass. WHO IS the idiot who first conceived the notion that we must have pointless shallow accompaniment? You are killing a little bit of humanity every time it loops.

  6. I really want to download this but everytime I go to the atom.io website and click the download button it says its corrupt or invalid and I can still run it anyways but I'm not sure if its a virus or not because of the corrupt thing that pops up. I use windows 10. Is it a atom a virus? Thanks in advance

  7. I love Atom but i ran into my first issue after 6 months of use. I cannto un-hide the menu bar. all these setting can only be accessed from that. do you have any ideas?

  8. at the 3:02 mark they show a Jekyll screen with colored lines representing some kind of flow, what is that called and what is it used for?

  9. Well SHISTE… Tired of the oppression, I had started to write the same thing and was a good ways into it, quickly realizing how much I was biting… and ran into this!!!
    Thus glad to see it done… there is not a hundred ways to build the right tool… unless you want to control the masses… this is how to do this!

    I hope they don't turn to BS down the road…… yeah contradictory… since it is open source and can evolve like javascript out of the hands of the GREEDy bastards who continue to think they are going to run the world!

    I am already converted… dumped all the other SHITE! ALL OF IT! instantly! I know a good thing when I see one!

    The 17 thumbs down are the idiots who have never thought that software should/could be:

    – completely modular at the feature level,

    – completely customize(able) by the user using real languages rather than cooked blackboxed interfaces garbage.

    – fckng free(well relatively, but at least at no cost to keep people with small means out of the loop as much of the crappy software that keeps you hung does)

    – ALL software should be of this type, PERIOD! open, free, like air and the right to live!

    But beware… they can always slide more and more into the OS, eventually the hardware!

  10. Was really confused among Brackets, ST and Atom … Now I definitely know which one to go for. Me being impulsive? Well, blame the video maker!

  11. Tried several text editors and IDEs and none of them truly helped my workflow, with the exception of Atom. For me Atom is perfect!

  12. # Atom

    https://atom.io/docs/api/v1.12.6/Config

    https://atom.io/docs/api/v1.12.6/AtomEnvironment

    https://atom.io/packages (5337)

    https://atom.io/themes (1777)

  13. Very nice, will probably use. But PLEASE remove the background music/whistling from future videos! I just want to hear the information, not an ad that tries to get me hyped up.

  14. Hi !! My atom don't write anymore automaticaly the text , I must wirte anything " DOCTYPE ………ect" How can I fix that issue
    Than you !!

  15. Otimo vídeo e orientações dadas, super dicas e iniciativa boa, mas, sem audio traduçao em Português, é complicado aqui pra usuários Brasileiros sem a língua estrangeira, abc

  16. I really want to like Atom, but as a text editor it's too slow and as an IDE it's lacking 🙁

    It's flexibility and customizability is rather amazing, yet having it slow down to a crawl is just crippling my workflow. And no, it's not my machine that's the problem: (laptop) Intel 6700HQ, 16GiB ram and an NVMe SAMSUNG SSD which is capable of 1GiB/s read speed.

  17. i want to set java as my default language ..
    but there no option set default language .
    please help me .

  18. What ever happened to written-down installation instructions? Like, for example, a README-INSTALL or something like that?

  19. Констатация исторического факта.С 1993г.нет закона о партии-нет многопартийности.В истории России НЕ состоялось признание многопартийности согласно ст.13,ч.3 конституции,т.к.не было дано в обсуждениях определения слова "партия" в законе о партии,не было такового с 1993г.Старые ленинские формулировки устарели и не отвечали современности.В МинЮСТЕ регистрировались общественные об"единения КПСС по части 4 ст.13 конституции,поэтому"многопартийность"по-коммунистически предусматривала много партий без КАЧЕСТВЕННОГО ОТБОРА. Граждане судебной системы первыми обязаны были затребовать закон о партиях прежде чем судить и карать меня в стенах суда,начиная с судебного разбирательства 1997г.Из ста партий только единственная крестьянская давала определение новых понятий о системе управления,о реформе русского языка и о начале политической реформы,за это и была уничтожена юристами- коммунистами.Крестьянская партия-1990г.р.-основоположница многопартийной темы в законодательстве России.

  20. I'm personalising my ATOM for game development. 👾🕹🎮
    Playing a game while I make one. I love it. 😍💕💞💓💗💖💘💝💟.

  21. kinda cool i guess but i really dislike the UI being made out of HTML code. makes the application feel plastic and unserious. i hate web based production software, makes me feel like a noob.

  22. I downloaded SCRIPT, and I can't use the bindings, and I don't know how to change the main key binding to SCRIPT RUN, but idk how to..

  23. Agree whith Pedr, Cleo and Rajith and all you other out there. It seems to be fantastic new tool. I heard about it in a CSS course by Christina Truong. But really, people – Why destroy the video by adding casual music? We are not in an elevator… It gives us only another challenge – and it's really hard to ignore the loud music and consentrate on the content. This is actually one of the first rules for making such videos. Forget about the music and ask yourself whether the choice of adding it, adds up to a serious reputation of your brand or not.
    By reading all the other comments down below I realize this video has been here for quite a while. That means – No One have cared about all this feedback. Is it really possible to ignore this alarmingly clear, relevant and homogeneous feedback, when you have put so much good work in the Coding and all the other things?

  24. Can someone explain to me the mindset of the kind of person who thinks happy-go-lucky whistles and ukuleles make for good background music?

  25. Complete noob here just using this to edit some .ini files for Rainmeter, whcih i am also a COMPLETE noob at.

    Anyway, i see in some pictures and this video that there is a sort of zoomed out preview of the WHOLE file really small, and i think you can use that to navigate as well, to click for quick jump to a certain area, but mine does not have that when i open files, how do i turn that on ?
    It is so nice to have some overview and to be able to quick jump and not scroll like mad.

    Thanks in advance !

  26. I think the muzik aims to catch the spirit of this nifty text editor. I kind of saw before me, the little git hub octopussy multitasking away on several keyboards while at the same time whistling on this merry tune and playing the ukulele. Now, if I could find the package to highlight IOS cfg files…

  27. ITS BEEN A PLEASURE TO READ YOUR COMMENTS! i have been writing about this problem from the beginning and thought i was the only one who found the DRUG music annoying. they all seem to think im some sort of drug addict at some rock concert and i want to disco dance with them. from the comment i know atom is for me thank you all!

  28. The old man need sleep and the sea international habitabs. Recycling for the time international habitats.

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